Removing abandoned vehicles cost Leeds nearly £15k in two years

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Leeds City Council spent over £10,000 removing 70 vehicles abandoned in Leeds in 2016 with a further £4,200 spent in 2017 for the year until late October on removing 21 other vehicles .

Over 1,000 reports were received by Leeds City Council with regards to abandoned vehicles in 2016 with 814 already identified for the year until late October 2017. This marked a substantial increase on 2014 when just 61 reports were made.

These figures were provided by Leeds City Council in response to an FOI request submitted on behalf of who reported that nearly £1m had been spent by councils removing abandoned vehicles in Britain in 2016/17.

If you identify an abandoned car in Leeds, the Council has created a page to advise who you should report it to dependent on the tax status of the vehicle and urgency for removal.

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